IEM Shout Out – 2018-04 Drilling Tools Manufacturing Plant

April 17, 2018

My technical division will be hosting a visit on the 24th April, 2018.

Ever wonder how the oil & gas wells are drilled? This is your chance to take a look at the tools we use to drill the wells and other tools that are international standard being made in Malaysia. You will be able to see how OMNI’s research team has produced new designs that have proven effectiveness in adding significant value to the efficiency of well drilling operations and reducing operational risk. These are the tools that will ensure success in the drilling operations.

Register here, or download the form here.


IEM Shout Out – 2018-04 Drilling Tools Manufacturing Plant

April 10, 2018

My technical division will be hosting a visit on the 24th April, 2018.

Ever wonder how the oil & gas wells are drilled? This is your chance to take a look at the tools we use to drill the wells and other tools that are international standard being made in Malaysia. You will be able to see how OMNI’s research team has produced new designs that have proven effectiveness in adding significant value to the efficiency of well drilling operations and reducing operational risk. These are the tools that will ensure success in the drilling operations.

Register here, or download the form here.


IEM Shout Out – 2018-04 Technical Visit to NS BLUESCOPE MALAYSIA SDN BHD

March 29, 2018

My technical division will be hosting a visit on the 5th April, 2018.

As a global leader in premium coated steel products, BlueScope is an unsurpassed and trusted brand in meeting engineering needs of the challenging building and construction industry with more than 100 facilities in 17 countries. Our strong partnerships and networks are built on BlueScope’s great product brands of coated steel, namely COLORBOND®, TRUECORE® and ZINCALUME® steel. In ensuring the premium quality of our product, stringent tests are conducted regularly for all our products prior to introducing it to the market. Our products are made to meet high Australian standard using cutting edges steel manufacturing technologies. This technical visit allows visitors to understand about the whole production process, testing process and also how BlueScope’s proprietary formula make our product stay strong and beautiful after years.

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IEM Shout Out – 2018-04 Technical Visit to NS BLUESCOPE MALAYSIA SDN BHD

March 22, 2018

My technical division will be hosting a visit on the 5th April, 2018.

As a global leader in premium coated steel products, BlueScope is an unsurpassed and trusted brand in meeting engineering needs of the challenging building and construction industry with more than 100 facilities in 17 countries. Our strong partnerships and networks are built on BlueScope’s great product brands of coated steel, namely COLORBOND®, TRUECORE® and ZINCALUME® steel. In ensuring the premium quality of our product, stringent tests are conducted regularly for all our products prior to introducing it to the market. Our products are made to meet high Australian standard using cutting edges steel manufacturing technologies. This technical visit allows visitors to understand about the whole production process, testing process and also how BlueScope’s proprietary formula make our product stay strong and beautiful after years.

Register here, or download the form here.


Shout Out – 2018-03 Course on “Understanding Process Control For Oil & Gas Production Operators, Technicians And Engineers”

March 13, 2018

Can process engineers, please attend?

My technical division will be hosting a course on the 28th to 29th March, 2018. It is worth 13 CPD points, and held at Wisma IEM. The course will be presented by Associate Professor Dr. Syamsul Rizal Abd. Shukor.

The oil & gas production processes (such as sand separation, produced water treatment, seawater filtration, crude oil and gas treatment) require reliable monitoring and control strategy to maintain optimum operational performance. Moreover, process operations are always being affected by disturbances, which negatively affect product quality and cause unplanned process shutdown. Therefore, a good understanding and competency on the major oil & gas production process operations and control are vital for the production personnel. This 2-day course is designed to educate the participants on the engineering design and process control practices in the oil & gas production processes, such as sand separation, produced water treatment, and crude oil desalting.

The course will cover the following major topics:

  • Introduction to Oil & Gas Production Processes (such as sand separation, produced water treatment, crude oil treatment, etc.)
  • Basics of Process Control
  • Process Characteristics: Static and Dynamic
  • Final Control Elements
  • Controller Algorithm and Controller Tuning
  • Single & Multiple Control Loops

Associate Professor Dr. Syamsul Rizal Abd. Shukor received his B.Eng (Hons) in Chemical Engineering from University of Bradford, UK in 1997. In 2000, he was conferred M.Sc (Chemical Engineering) by Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). He received his PhD in Chemical Engineering from University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK and specializes in process control and simulation. He is currently an Associate Professor in Chemical Engineering with USM. His research areas are in process control and simulation, process intensification systems, and hydrodynamics of fluid flow in microchannels. He has conducted various training, workshops, seminars, short courses and consultation for chemical & process industries in process control and separation technologies. He has also participated in the Gas Treatment Plant Project Onshore Gas Terminal in Turkmenistan under PETRONAS Carigali, Acid Gas Removal Unit (AGRU) project in TNBR Sdn. Bhd., as well as handling process safety management (PSM) of PETRONAS Sarawak Operation (SKO).   He is an active member of Society of Engineering Education Malaysia, Malaysian Automatic Control Engineers Society, and the Custodian of Malaysia Process Control (MyPC) Society.

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IEM Shout Out – 2018-03 “Talk on Chemical Enhanced Oil Recovery (CEOR) Strategy and Approach- Offshore Peninsular Malaysia Case Study”

March 2, 2018

My technical division will be hosting a talk on the 10th March, 2018. It is worth 2 CPD points, and held at Wisma IEM. The talk will be presented by Ali Sabzabadi

The term Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) is being used in petroleum industry as Tertiary oil recovery whereby additional recovery can be obtained after natural recovery processes and conventional methods (e.g. water injection) have been exhausted. The EOR processes can be broken down in to three main categories, Thermal EOR (e.g. Steam injection), Immiscible/Miscible EOR (e.g. Lean Gas, CO2 injection) and Chemical EOR (e.g. Alkaline/Surfactant/Polymer injection). The field in focus that has been studied for Chemical EOR (CEOR) is an offshore oil field development in the Malay Basin in Peninsular Malaysia operated by PETRONAS Carigali, with Exxon as 50% stake holder.

Ali Sabzabadi holds a MEng. In Petroleum Engineering from Imperial College London, and a Chartered Petroleum Engineer with Energy Institute and member of UK Engineering Council. He has over 19 years of experience in Petroleum Engineering specialised in classical and applied reservoir engineering, Nu-merical Simulation, Full Field Development and Planning, Reservoir Management and Surveillance. His current role is leading an integrated subsurface technical team responsible for reservoir studies, full field reviews and developments up to EOR evaluations For Angsi and Besar fields in peninsular Malay-sia, and recently with Sarawak Oil FDP division. He has completed Full Field Development (FDP) plan for first offshore Chemical Enhanced Oil Recovery project for biggest oil producer field in Peninsular Malaysia. Have authored and co-authored few technical papers (SPE 165294, IPTC 18150, IPTC 18257).

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IEM Shout Out – 2018-03 Two-Day Course on Implementing of Kaizen for Chemical Products/ Process

February 28, 2018

My technical division will be hosting a two day course on the 7th and 8th March, 2018. It is worth 13 CPD points, and held at Wisma IEM. The course will be presented by Mr. Ng Chuk Peng.

A hands-on guide on how to use a common sense, low –cost approach to manage the workplace for continuous productivity improvement. People often try to apply sophisticated tools and technologies to deal with problems in the workplace that can be solved with a common sense, low-cost approach. They need to unlearn the habit of trying ever-more sophisticated technologies to solve everyday workplace problems. Blending common sense with Kaizen tools and techniques into practice is the core topic of this training program. Although improvements under Kaizen are small and incremental, the Kaizen process brings about dramatic results over time. Kaizen has contributed greatly to Japan’s competitive success as evidenced in their ability to produce high quality products at lower costs.

Mr. Ng Chuk Peng got his MBA in Total Quality Management from Newport University USA in 2001.  The principal consultant for Total Quality Management (TQM), Quality Management System, Quality & Productivity Improvement, and Operation Management programmes, Mr. CP Ng, his involvement in Quality Management began in 1981 when he was with Matsushita Electric Company (Melcom) responsible for Quality Control. In between tours of duty, he was responsible for leading the Pioneer Quality Control Circle (QCC) of Melcom during the “Look East Policy”. After leaving Melcom, he was an NDT engineer with Oilfield Inspection Services, UK (OIS). Leaving OIS for Hitachi Consumer Products (M) Sdn Bhd., he served in several capacities as Quality Assurance, Production and Sales Manager. CP Ng has lectured at Stamford College and Newport University (KL) and Irish International University accredited TQM Program. He has written articles for Society of Environmental Auditors Malaysia (SEAM) bulletin on subjects pertaining to Quality Management System. CP Ng also is an Associate Member of SEAM and has qualified for Fellowship from Canadian Chartered Institute of Business Administration (CIBA). He has assisted Agilent Technologies, Penang in Kaizen & Lean Sigma Green Belt Programme since September 2007 and Western Digital, Selangor in Kaizen Lean Certification for Innovator, Leader and Practitioner from 2014 ~ 2015. He is currently assisting Mitsui Copper Foil in QCC initiatives as a coach since 2016. He is also assisting Western Digital Media, Johor in Lean Manufacturing initiatives since 2Q 2017.

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